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Old 11-23-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
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I have enjoyed using AA for about a year now. Over the past few months the site has become almost unusable for me. You all know the issues.... I would like to suggest that if the admins can't figure the problem out, they should consider seeking help. I think that there are enough contributors to the site to raise funds for what ever is needed to take care of what ever is causing the problem. Enough is enough.

I'll be back when I can visit without my machine locking up.

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Old 11-23-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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And change the photo contest pictures....

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Old 11-23-2007, 02:01 PM   #3
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The photo contest pictures are the least of the concerns! I'd rather have old photo contest stuff over the daily threat of trojans.

Sorry to see you go Joe, but can understand where you're coming from.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:17 PM   #4
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Man, we are lossing the backbone to this forum. All of our regular posters are no longer coming around and many MOD'S and Mentor's have left.

It's hit the FW side the hardest it seems.

I just wanted to post and give a thank you to Joe for all of his help on the boards.

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Old 11-24-2007, 01:24 PM   #5
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I couldent agree more.

I think its time for the Admins to give the site a little update. Its still their site to care for and it. Time to fix the problem. Most of the time when i visit the site the same things that happened to Sparky happens to me as well. Don't let this forum slip. Its a great forum but it needs an update.

Get rid of the old mods that don't contribute anymore, get some new mods. Fix the glitches, and i personally think Admins need to contribute more besides just running the technical aspects of the site.

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Old 11-24-2007, 01:47 PM   #6
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I don't have much experience helping out on forums but I know that I would be able to catch on quickly. I am volunteering myself as a moderator, if needed. I haven't been on much lately because it seems that people (the regulars you speak of) aren't on as much.

As far as the locking up with the computer goes, I have never had a problem, but then again I did just have over 1400 "threats" when I cleaned my computer yesterday LOL. I swear I'm not going to let that happen to the computer I am building for myself next week!!! What kind of connection are you guys using that are having the problems?

Does anyone know which moderators and regular members are "officially gone"? What would it take to give this site a "facelift"? I think I'd have more than enough free time to help. I just don't want to see this site go down the drain!
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:21 PM   #7
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Moderators, as far as I know, are not what is needed.

What's needed is for the script that's imbedded in this site... directing the user's browser to another site that houses a buffer overrun script that opens the back door to a lot of unprotected computers for a trojan download script... that script needs to go away. It's been here more months. Many months. If you've never had a problem with your computer locking up, or any antivirus giving you a warning, then you've probably been bit. It has nothing to do with the "connection"... it's IN the site.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:45 PM   #8
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Its the same thing that happened on myspace and a few other sites. Banner ads can be a pain in the butt. They provide a nice entry point to spread nasty things.

Lets not forget the trojan laden porn and ringtone posts. :P
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:08 PM   #9
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I could have some sympathy if it was the banner ads... that's where I assumed it was too. But it's not the banner ads - it's in AA itself.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:37 PM   #10
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I have been on the site less due to these issues as well. I can't log in at work as it locks up and a reboot is the only thing that will fix it.

My home PC seems to not be affected. I run AVG and get daily scans and updates. I never have any problems show up.

There are more issues than just this though. I noticed a few mods have left since I was here last. Life does get in the way sometimes. The admins are looking into the site problems but alas I don't comprehend what all they have to do.

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